Arsenal ace Hector Bellerin could miss rest of season after horror leg injury

ARSENAL fear Hector Bellerin’s season could be over due to a cruciate ligament injury.The Spanish defender was stretchered off during Saturday’s victory over Chelsea at the Emirates. And, according to the Daily Mail, Gunners staff are concerned the damage is to Bellerin’s anterior cruciate ligament which could end his season.

Arsenal’s right-back has only recently returned from a calf problem but may be back on the sidelines for a significant period. Unai Emery had hoped to discover the extent of the injury by Sunday but the club had to wait for the injury to settle before carrying out a definitive MRI scan.

Gunners chief said Saturday: “We have to wait. We will learn Sunday or Monday, but the first impression is not positive. “We have Ainsley [Maitland-Niles] who is playing well. He can help us playing as a right-back or right-winger. And we have [Stephane] Lichtsteiner. We have players. And don’t forget [Carl] Jenkinson.”

Bellerin’s injury was the only bad note on a day when Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny’s goals captured a crucial victory over Chelsea.Emery’s team sit three points off the top-four but take on Man United on Friday in the FA Cup fourth round.

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